Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 773–797, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-773-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 773–797, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-773-2021

Research article 20 Jan 2021

Research article | 20 Jan 2021

Time-resolved emission reductions for atmospheric chemistry modelling in Europe during the COVID-19 lockdowns

Marc Guevara et al.

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Most European countries have imposed lockdowns to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such a socioeconomic disruption has resulted in a sudden drop of atmospheric emissions and air pollution levels. This study quantifies the daily reductions in national emissions and associated levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) due to the COVID-19 lockdowns in Europe, by making use of multiple open-access measured activity data as well as artificial intelligence and modelling techniques.
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